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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

By Burton, Virginia Lee




A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.


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MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE. BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE. MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1939 (1939). Oblong (9 1/2 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, FINE condition in a dust wrapper that is NOT price clipped (dw has shelf soil, narrow 1/2" wide chip off upper right corner, spine ends slightly frayed else VG+). First edition, first printing of this classic, illustrated with rich colors by the author to accompany the wonderful story of an Irish steam shovel operator and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne. Burton, along with Sendak and McCloskey is among the handful of author/illustrators of picture books whose talents were equally accomplished in both aspects of creating a successful children's book. Bader (p.199-201) says that "Burton knew exactly what she wanted in a picture book, hers or another's, and she wanted a good deal - information and significant detail as well as the accostomed clarity, humor and imagination. The wonder is that she achieved what she wanted without losing the spontaneity..." The result is that her books were read to tatters so very few collectible first editions of this title exist. This is a nice copy in the rare non-price clipped dust wrapper.

$8,000.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 listed on the title page. Though price-clipped, the dust jacket is identifiable as a first issue jacket, bearing an ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, "H.M. CO", with no mention of the author's name. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Pages show light signs of handle, and are lightly age toned, with light rubbing to a few. Front paste down has a small blue smudge. The binding is holding but lightly pulled with light splitting starting at the front. The boards show light wear, with light rubbing to the stamping. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with rubbing and short tears starting at the folds. The spine of the dust jacket has been reinforced from the verso. A Caldecott Medal winner, wonderfully rare in the original dust jacket.

$5,000.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1939. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First printing with the 1939 date on title page and copyright page, $1.50 on dust jacket flap. Book is bright and clean, very good. Dust jacket is fair only with major chipping, closed tears. Record # 407752

$1,875.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Cambridge: Riverside Press. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1939. Early Edition. Hardcover. Early printing, with no date on the title page, and the acknowledgment (misspelled) on page 37. Covers are near-fine. Inner hinges starting to separate, and light internal wear. DJ has tape repairs to the back, and chip to the bottom of the spine. It is not clipped, and the price is $1.75 (1st edition was $1.50). Rear flap has only the choo choo ad. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$195.00


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

Virginia Lee Burton

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Early Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Fair dust jacket. A pristine copy of this early printing, in a publisher's dustjacket that has significant wear with some loss. The dustjacket is price-clipped and is protected with a new mylar cover. Near Fine binding / Fair dust jacket.

$150.00


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

Burton, Virginia Lee

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Burton, Virginia Lee. Very good condition with no wrapper. Cloth with illustration to front. Colour illustrations throughout. Covers are grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper (dated 1942). An early edition. [R]

$107.34

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Virginia Lee Burton

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1939. 9.25"x8.5". Tan cloth, black & red cover title/illustration, illustrated yellow endpaper/pastedown, illustrated title page, & several illustrations in the text; A good copy; Unpaginated.

$100.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houughton Mifflin/Riverside Press, 1939. Very Good minus/No DJ. 12mo = 7-9". Early edition, 1939 only date on copyright page. Story and pictures by Virgina Lee Burton. Gray cloth over hard covers with illustration in red and black ink. Light edge wear, a little board showing at corners, light browning and soil stains. Pages very clean and bright, edges lightly browned, binding not tight but still very good.

$90.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good. 1939. Early Prtg. Hardcover. Unpaged Oblong 8vo, in pale orange illus boards, with black letters; yellow pictorial endpps. With "acknowledgements to Dickie Birkenbush" on later page. Riverside Press on title page; no date. No date past 1939 on copyright page. Yellow spine on dj, with H.M. Co at spine bottom. Very early printing. Condition: Very good condition. Dust jacket shows very minor wear, chips, and is in mylar covers. Books packed in sturdy corrugated cartons, paper items in stiff "Stay Flat" envelopes. (We do not use padded envelopes.) Free tracking (delivery confirmation on USA orders.) .

$80.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton,Virginia Lee

Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Hardcover. Good. Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Good. , Hardcover, Oblong hardcover. Ex-library. Original tan-orange pictorial cloth cover with black lettering on front. Red and black decorations showing Mike and his steam shovel on front. Cover edges rubbed and lightly worn. Corner tips worn. Pictorial endpapers. Small split in rear outside hinge. Light cover soil. Blind stamp on title page. Light marginal thumbing and small stains on several pages. No dust jacket. Story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton. Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.

$75.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Gray cloth boards, black lettering, orange accents, light wear, small corner bump. Front inside hinge is very weak. Pages are clean, text has no markings.. Twenty-Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$70.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton. Hardcover. B0000CNIJ9 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL COVER MAY DIFFER TO ONE SHOWN.. FEP MISSING , EX SCHOOL . Good.

$64.64

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Used - Good. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 09/09/1939, Library Binding, Good condition. Owner's name inside.

$59.99

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton , Virginia Lee

ZZCFRANCES LINCOLN C, 2005-11-01. Hardcover. Good. Expedited shipping is available for this item!

$38.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: Story and Pictures

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1967. Hardcover. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Copyrights of 1939 and 1967. 30th printing. Reinforced edition. Grey cloth covers - not textured paper which resembles the cloth covers. 8 3/4" x 9 5/8" (Wider than the Weekly Reader Edition). 44 unpaginated pages. Clipped corner price on dust jacket. B. Dalton price on cover of $12.99. Burton's book Choo Choo is advertised on rear flap fold. Original illustrations. Acknowlegment to Dickie Birkenbush on p. 39. Book has no writing or remainder mark. The grey cloth covers are in excellent condition with bumping on spine head. Foxing on bottom of last page and bottom of rear endpaper. Crease on ffep. Three small to tiny margin stains on last page and rear fep. The non-textured dust jacket is worn on the edges with many tears (open and closed), with several at .5"-.75". Edge chipping, a small coating rub circle, and flap fold top and bottom wear with chipping. Some vertical flap fold light wear. Scattered spine foxing and wear with spine ends' tears. A worn dust jacket with panels in better condition. Summary: Mike Mulligan has a steam shovel, Mary Anne, which he claims can dig more in a day than one hundred men can in a week. Mike and Mary Anne are tested when they are hired to dig the basement for the new town hall of Popperville. But, can she dig her way out of a sticky situation?

$35.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton Mifflin. Good/No Jacket. Library Edition. Hard Cover. Ex-Library (D127) .

$34.90

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton 1930Mifflin. Good/No Dust Wrapper. Hard Cover. (S325) .

$34.90

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Riverside Press . Used - Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting.

$34.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: Story and Pictures

Virginia Lee Burton

Houghton Mifflin Co, 1977. Hardcover. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$32.99


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Book and Tape) (Carry Along Book & Cassette Favorites)

Burton, Virginia Lee

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1993-04-30. Paperback. Good. Expedited shipping is available for this item!

$31.55